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This is a new edition of the bestselling guide to this increasingly popular pursuit. Scotland has the best-maintained records and facilities of any country in the world for undertaking family research, and now that the National Archives of Scotland are available online they can be consulted by anyone from whatever country. "Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors" is the National Archives' official guide and is written in an accessible style from the unique perspective of a custodian of the records. It details all the latest internet developments, including a chapter on family history on the web. It also points to more traditional resources, explaining step by step how to research records of births, marriages and wills.

'includes the sort of online sources that have transformed the field since its first publication in 1990, this guide is indispensable for the serious investigator' --The Scotsman'Excellent help with every phase of genealogical research ... This book will be a valuable finding aid for many people using the Scottish Record Office, and by no means only for the family historian' --Books in Scotland'Excellent help with every phase of genealogical research ... This book will be a valuable finding aid for many people using the Scottish Record Office, and by no means only for the family historian' --Books in Scotland'Excellent help with every phase of genealogical research ... This book will be a valuable finding aid for many people using the Scottish Record Office, and by no means only for the family historian' --Books in Scotland

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  • PDF | 212 pages
  • National Archives(Author)
  • Birlinn Ltd; 6th edition (1 Nov. 2011)
  • English
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  • By Rumbling Clint on 7 August 2013

    Well designed and clear. This is an indispensable aid to Scottish Family History. I am a professional level genealogist and I would not want to be without this guide.By the way NAS/NRS are to be applauded for keeping the Guide up to date with their own phenomenal progress in providing access to Scotland's archives.

  • By A.Ward on 6 February 2015

    I have managed to cope with on line searchs for relatives in Scotland, but this book seems to add some flavour to the difficulties! My real roblem is that at some point those "Scottish" ancestors were from Ireland, but try as I may I can't find out from where.

  • By Traveller on 25 March 2017

    Good book. Will be very useful

  • By Guest on 30 April 2017

    Good Guide to the website

  • By MR J D on 6 December 2015

    GOOD

  • By Henry Machon on 20 April 2014

    well book arrived before date and not had time to read most of it but info inside great. Book is in great condition and well wrapped, Thank you.

  • By hedgehog on 12 March 2013

    I have only just started looking at my Scottish ancestors and had already found one or two of the obvious websites - ScotlandsPeople and the Scottish Archive Network. My family are borderers, not highlanders, so the usual 'Trace Your Clan' websites are of little use to me.This book is published by the National Records of Scotland, it includes details of how to get started on the internet and other resources. There are opening times/days for some institutions, plus an indication of what you may expect to pay (daily tickets or annual), whether you might need a reader's ticket or not.I can only scratch the surface at what is included, but to give you an example; in the Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials section at the end after Burials(under Anatomy) they mention that some bodies may have been supplied to schools of anatomy and that registers of these bodies have been kept since 1842 as part of the records of the Ministry of Health. They then briefly explain how the registers are arranged and that they are not indexed. (These documents are not online yet.)I would never have thought to look for this and the book is full of little useful suggestions that, even if you are not looking for a family member, would be genuinely interesting to look at.

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